When Freedom Isn't
March 30, 2022
It seems like a generation ago people were excited about MySpace. It was marketed as a way for people to stay connected. The fun and silliness of life could be shared; party town for the world to take part in.
A few years later, I press convention and the chatter was all about the excitement of publishing breaking news, as long as it was 160 characters or less. Within this timeline Facebook was also “born.”
I often wonder how many people envisioned how complicated things could get. The more mobile and electronic reporting becomes, the more “citizen reporters” become the latest and...